After many years of abandonment, neglect and two devastating fires the old Chesapeake Western office & Depot was sold to a local business whom then invested in the building's future. Local firms were hired and extensive restorations and work has been ongoing for several months. The renovations are nearly complete with a highly anticipated move in date sometime this month. Most of the original interior design on the main floor, I am told, has been kept intact and preserved and will be used as a showroom for the local business whom purchased the property from Norfolk Southern after many years of relentlessly asking for them to sell to the building. The 2nd floor will house a local architectural and several other companies involved in this project. The freight depot has been planned to be turned into a museum dedicated to all things related the Chesapeake Western Railway. I have watched from a distance as this once rundown dilapidated eyesore of a building has been transformed once again into the architectural splendor it once was the day it first opened in 1913. And yes I be will one of the first to buy a ticket to the museum and then reminisce of the days gone by when I walked its floors as young boy while waiting on my pops to finish his paper work after a long days work on the "Crooked & Weedy".
Solely the CW Past and Present.
July 5, 1895 CW moved its first load of freight and although its existence is merely on paper today, its roots run deep. 122 years and still moving freight. The CW operates as a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern.